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History of Seattle before 1900

Two conflicting perspectives exist for the early history of Seattle. There is the "establishment" view, which favors the centrality of the Denny Party, and Henry Yesler. A second, less didactic view, advanced particularly by historian Bill Speide ...

History of Seattle before white settlement

History of Seattle before white settlement Prior to white settlement that existed thirteen famous villages in the city of Seattle. The people living near Elliott Bay, and along the duct, which leads, black and cedar rivers became known as the Doo ...

Sequalitchew Creek

Sequalitchew Creek, located in DuPont, Washington emanates from Sequalitchew Lake, Fort Lewis, Washington, was the location of the original Fort Nisqually trading post established in 1833 by the Hudsons Bay Company. The historic, natural flow of ...

Steamboats of Grays Harbor and Chehalis and Hoquiam Rivers

Steamboats operated on Grays Harbor, a large coastal bay in the State of Washington, and on the Chehalis and Hoquiam rivers which flow into Grays Harbor near Aberdeen, a town on the eastern shore of the bay.

Upper Skagit Indian Tribe

The Upper Skagit Indian Tribe is a federally recognized Native American tribe located in the state of Washington. Before European colonization, the tribe occupied lands along the Skagit River, from as far downstream as present-day Mount Vernon, W ...

Urania (steamboat)

The steamboat Urania was a vessel that operated on Lake Washington in the first part of the 20th century. Built of wood, the vessel burned and sank in 1914. In 2002, the wreck was found and photographed by divers.

Cacapon

Cacapon is a term of Native American origin that means "medicine waters." Most placenames named Cacapon or the variation of Capon are named for the Cacapon River in West Virginias Eastern Panhandle, United States.

Nuttallburg, West Virginia

Nuttallburg was an unincorporated community located in Fayette County, West Virginia. Nuttallburg had a post office until 1955. It is no longer inhabited and is just outside Winona. Nuttalburg is located on the New River Gorge and was developed t ...

Pickshin, West Virginia

Pickshin was an unincorporated community and coal town in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Pickshin is 5 miles south-southeast of Sophia. There are no inhabitants. During the years of 1917-27, it was documented to have mined 785.054 ...

Smoke Hole, West Virginia

Smoke Hole was an unincorporated community located in Pendleton County, West Virginia, USA. It was in Smoke Hole Canyon and has since ceased to exist.

Tams, West Virginia

Tams is an unincorporated community in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Tams is located on West Virginia Route 16 and Winding Gulf 4 miles southwest of Sophia.

Bayport, Wisconsin

Bayport was a town in La Pointe County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. When the County of La Pointe was founded in 1845, it consisted of all the modern Bayfield, Ashland, and Douglas counties. The County also consisted of only one city: the city ...

Burton House (Hurley, Wisconsin)

The Burton House was a celebrated hotel located in Hurley, Wisconsin during the citys heyday as a mining and logging community. The building was erected by mining speculator, John E. Burton and opened its doors in September 1886. The hotel was an ...

I&M Rail Link

The I&amp,M Rail Link was a railroad operating in the north central portion of the United States. The company commenced operations on April 5, 1997, acquiring lines from the Canadian Pacific Railway and Soo Line Railroad. July 31, 2002, in Iowa, ...

Lost Dauphin Park

Lost Dauphin Park is a park in Brown County, Wisconsin. It is located on the land that Lost Dauphin claimant Eleazer Williams lived in the mid 1800s. The park became a state park in 1947. It was removed from the list of state parks but the land r ...

Pioneer Women in Wisconsin

Life was often hard for the women among the settlers arriving in Wisconsin between 1850 and 1880. They were engaged in farming, gardening, food gathering and household tasks. Their dwellings were small and uncomfortable, and ill-health was common ...

Point Basse

Point Basse refers to both a sharp bend in the Wisconsin River near present day Nekoosa, Wisconsin, as well as to a nearby historic village downstream from the point itself, the village no longer being in existence. Other historic spellings inclu ...

Washington High School (Two Rivers, Wisconsin)

During the 1930s and 1940s, Washington Highs facilities were used for summer training by a number of professional football teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Columbus Bullies and the Chicago Rockets. In 1976, a ...

Farthing, Wyoming

Farthing was a railroad station and post office in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Farthing is located southwest of Chugwater in the Chugwater Creek valley. The region was originally named Iron Mountain due to iron deposits discovered on a nearby ridg ...

Snake River Land Company

The Snake River Land Company was a land purchasing company established in 1927 by philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The company acted as a front so Rockefeller could buy land in the Jackson Hole valley in Wyoming without people knowing of h ...

Wyoming in the American Civil War

The Wyoming Territory did not exist until 1868, three years after the end of the American Civil War. For information about the locations that later became part of Wyoming, see: Nebraska in the American Civil War. Idaho in the American Civil War. ...

Prehistoric Asia

Prehistoric Asia refers to events in Asia during the period of human existence prior to the invention of writing systems or the documentation of recorded history. This includes portions of the Eurasian land mass currently or traditionally conside ...

Albanian Pashaliks

The Albanian Pashaliks were three Ottoman pashaliks ruled by Albanian pashas from about 1760 to 1831 and covering roughly the territory of modern Albania, Kosovo, and Greece.

Pavlo-Kurtik

Pavlo-Kurtik was an administrative unit within the sanjak of Albania, Ottoman Empire, which had jurisdiction to the south of Tirana, between the Erzen and Shkumbin rivers. It was one of 9 vilayets of the Arvanit-ili province until 1466. Pavlo-Kur ...

Generation of 80

The Generation of 80 was the governing elite in Argentina from 1880 to 1916. Members of the oligarchy of the provinces and the countrys capital, they first joined the League of Governors, and then the National Autonomist Party, a fusion formed fr ...

Swan River mania

Swan River mania refers to the period of high immigration to the Swan River Colony in Western Australia due in large part to exaggerated claims in the British press of riches to be found in the "land of promise" The media hype only lasted between ...

Mihaloğlu

The Mihaloğlu or Mihalzade, in the collective plural Mihaloğulları, were a distinguished family of akinji leaders and frontier lords of the early Ottoman Empire. Family descended from Michal KOs, the Greek Lord Chirmenkia modern Harmankoy, which ...

Radical Governments of Chile

The Radical Governments of Chile were in power during the Presidential Republic from 1938 to 1952. The radical party ideology is rooted in the principles of the French revolution of 1789, upholding the values of freedom, equality, solidarity, par ...

Grand Duke of Finland

Grand Duke of Finland or the Grand Prince of Finland, was from around 1580 to 1809 a title in use by most Swedish monarchs. Between 1809 and 1917, it was the official title of the ruler of the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland, who was the empero ...

Ottoman Greece

Most of the areas which today are within modern Greeces borders were at some point in the past a part of the Ottoman Empire. This period of Ottoman rule in Greece, lasting from the mid-15th century until the successful Greek War of Independence t ...

Kazakhstan in the Russian Empire

Russian traders and soldiers began to appear on the northwestern edge of Kazakh territory in the 17th century, when Cossacks established the forts that later became the cities of Oral and Atyrau. Russians were able to seize Kazakh territory becau ...

Akmolinsk Oblast (Russian Empire)

Akmolinsk Oblast was an oblast of the Russian Empire. It roughly corresponded to most of present-day northern Kazakhstan and the southern part of Omsk Oblast in Russia. It was formerly part of Kazakh khanate. It was created after the division of ...

Semipalatinsk Oblast, Russia

The Semipalatinsk Oblast was an oblast of the Russian Empire and the early Russian SFSR. From 1882 to 1917 it was part of the Governor-Generalship of the Steppes. It roughly corresponded to most of present-day northeastern Kazakhstan. It was crea ...

Ural Oblast (Russian Empire)

The Ural Oblast was an oblast of the Russian Empire. It roughly corresponded to most of present-day western Kazakhstan. It was created out of the territories of the former Kazakh khanate.

Ottoman Kosovo

Kosovo was part of the Ottoman Empire from 1455 to 1912, at first as part of the eyalet of Rumelia, and from 1864 as a separate Kosovo Vilayet. In this period several administrative districts, known as sanjaks "banners" or districts, each ruled b ...

History of Lebanon under Ottoman rule

The Ottoman Empire at least nominally ruled Mount Lebanon from its conquest in 1516 until the end of World War I in 1918. The Ottoman Sultan Salim I 1516-20, invaded Syria and Lebanon in 1516. Salim I, moved by the eloquence of the Lebanese ruler ...

Kaimynas

Kaimynas was a class of non-free peasants in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania before full-scale serfdom was established by the Wallach reform. The term describes a former prisoner of war, who was allowed to live in a village and rent a piece of land ...

Laukininkas

A laukininkas was a free peasant in the early Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Laukininkai formed the majority of the Grand Duchys population. They formed communities, called laukas. The term was later replaced by volosts and subsequently laukininkas be ...

Leiciai

Leiciai were a distinct social group of the Lithuanian society in the early Grand Duchy of Lithuania subordinate to the Lithuanian ruler or the state itself. Leiciai were native to the Lietuva Land and formed the core of the Lithuanian society in ...

Veldamas

Veldamas was a form of landownership in the early stages of Lithuanian serfdom. The term describes a peasant family with its land and other belongings granted by the Grand Duke of Lithuania to his loyal followers, usually as a reward for military ...

Lithuanian conferences during World War I

The Lithuanian conferences during World War I refer to ten conferences held by Lithuanian activists during World War I in Switzerland and Sweden. They articulated the vision of independent Lithuanian state free of Russian, German, and Polish infl ...

Liberal Congress of San Luis

The Liberal Congress of Saint Luis was a meeting of liberal groups in 1901 in the state of Saint Luis Potosi to organise actions against the reelection of Porfirio Diaz.

Akkermansky Uyezd

Akkermansky Uyezd was one of the subdivisions of the Bessarabia Governorate of the Russian Empire. It was situated in the southeastern part of the governorate. Its administrative centre was Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi.

Beletsky Uyezd

Beletsky Uyezd was one of the subdivisions of the Bessarabia Governorate of the Russian Empire. It was situated in the northwestern part of the governorate. Its administrative centre was Balți.

Bendersky Uyezd

Bendersky Uyezd was one of the subdivisions of the Bessarabia Governorate of the Russian Empire. It was situated in the southern part of the governorate. Its administrative centre was Bender.

Izmailsky Uyezd

Izmailsky Uyezd was one of the subdivisions of the Bessarabia Governorate of the Russian Empire. It was situated in the southern part of the governorate. Its administrative centre was Izmail.

Khotinsky Uyezd

Khotinsky Uyezd was one of the subdivisions of the Bessarabia Governorate of the Russian Empire. It was situated in the northwestern part of the governorate. Its administrative centre was Khotyn.

Kishinyovsky Uyezd

Kishinyovsky Uyezd was one of the subdivisions of the Bessarabia Governorate of the Russian Empire. It was situated in the central part of the governorate. Its administrative centre was Chișinau.

Orgeyevsky Uyezd

Orgeyevsky Uyezd was one of the subdivisions of the Bessarabia Governorate of the Russian Empire. It was situated in the central part of the governorate. Its administrative centre was Orhei.

Soroksky Uyezd

Soroksky Uyezd was one of the subdivisions of the Bessarabia Governorate of the Russian Empire. It was situated in the northern part of the governorate. Its administrative centre was Soroca.